"Well, my bags are packed, and I'm ready to go. I'm standing here outside your door. Already I'm so lonesome, I could cry..."
I'm not lonesome, though; I've got awesomely generous friends and three particularly wonderful children (I am so proud of you, each one!), and resolved some of the marriage tension. My car is taken care of. I emptied the summer garden of anything we might eat. I have almost everything I need for this trip. Rose will drive me to the airport tomorrow morning and I will arrive in Chania on Wednesday night. I have nuts and fruits and a book to read to fill in the hours of waiting in airports. The TESOL class starts on October 20, so I'll have a few days to explore the town and shore, and to adjust to a seven hour time difference.